Usage examples for frustrate

  1. There are unseen elements which often frustrate our wisest calculations- which raise up the sufferer from the edge of the grave, contradicting the prophecies of the clear- sighted physician, and fulfilling the blind clinging hopes of affection; such unseen elements Mr. Tryan called the Divine Will, and filled up the margin of ignorance which surrounds all our knowledge with the feelings of trust and resignation. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  2. Then he went to see to the disposal of his soldiers along the ridge, placing, by my advice, the most of them at each end of the line to frustrate any attempt to out- flank us. – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard